Europe in the Dark…

It should not be a surprise that Europe is in the dark… After all where most of the European leaders have their heads buried there are no lights…  Wait this is about an electrical power failure…

BERLIN, Nov. 5 (AP) — Power failures left about 10 million people in the dark across Europe on Saturday night, and a German electric company said Sunday that they could have been caused by a chain reaction after it shut down a transmission line over a river to let a ship pass.

The blackouts briefly halted trains in Germany and trapped dozens of people in elevators in France and Italy. Austria, Belgium and Spain were also affected, though power to most regions was quickly restored. No injuries were reported.

The power failures renewed previous concerns about the reliability of Europe’s interconnected power grids.

The German electric company, E.On, said the problems had begun in northwestern Germany, where its network became overloaded.

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